Showing posts from November, 2011

So You Think You Can Innovate

Tomorrow is a great day with the CIBER NL finals for our internal innovation competition: "So You Think You Can Innovate" What started out with an idea by Mario Smit , lead to a serious competition. From the original 18 participants presenting their idea in the auditions of May, now only 3 are left to 'fight' the final battle. Voting will be done with a jury of highly valuated customer representatives, counting for 2/3 of the end result. The remaining 1/3 is the public jury voting with the Twitter hashtag #SYTYCI . So who is competing tomorrow? Flexible Workflow Wizard (#FWW) Innovators: Diederick Bossenbroek , Ravi Santani The Flexible Workflow Wizard is an innovation that let customers create and maintain their procurement workflows in a user friendly centralized web based cockpit environment. Flexible Workflow Wizard: DEMO from Wiel Moonen on Vimeo . mTime (#mTime) Innovators: Jan Willem Kroneman , Leon Zijlstra , Roel van den Berge ,

Scrum and SAP, magic? Only at Hogwarts?

At this years SAP TechEd, I hosted two expert sessions (EXP479 and EXP592) in the SAP Mentor corner. I have some good memories on the sessions as I expected a maximum of 15 people to discuss scrum within SAP projects. But it turned out that around 60 people joined me. So much for interactive discussions :) Here you can see me sharing experiences on 4 projects in the Netherlands doing  scrum  in the  SAP  world. Thanks to Roel for taking the picture. Scrum and SAP, magic? Only at Hogwarts? View more presentations from Twan van den Broek . Maybe you are interested in my SAP Inside Track Bonn presentation as well: 20100220 Sit Bonn V1 0 View more presentations from Twan van den Broek

SAP TechEd 2011 key messages

SAP TechEd season is over. In Madrid we had 699 sessions. That means: 860 hours of SAP TechEd stuff; 36 days non stop; 108 working days (8 hours each); 224 expert sessions; 202 lectures; 164 pod sessions; 106 handson sessions. A lot of knowledge to absorb. And now I'm trying to recap that in only one blog post ;-) First, let's do the short version: SAP TechEd 2011 in only 3 words: HANA , Mobility and Innovation SAP is sending out a stable message. The core is to be stable and flexibility is to be provided to endusers. Huge investments are made to enable 'your own' apps to connect to the SAP backend. With Gateway, Sybase and DUET, SAP realizes that they need to open up. With mobility and other end user platforms the power is back to where it belongs: the end user . The person who actually wants to get work done in the most efficient and effective way, regardless of whatever backend system is underneath. Let's go back to Vishal'

Agenda SAP Inside Track NL 2011

The 3rd SAP Inside Track NL On November 26 another SAP Inside Track is planned, location is Eindhoven, the Netherlands. We have 50+ participants, 25+ different companies, 14 highly valued knowledge sessions, 8 SAP Mentors, 5 DemoJam contesters, 1 Mrs Penninkhof cooking our dinner and ... you? The agenda can be found in my SDN blog .

SAP TechEd Tweet Top 10

Still suffering from the SAP TechEd hangover? At least I am, not that I didn’t enjoy my time over there. Not at all – I really appreciated the event – again. Appreciated the fact that SAP is sending a stable (SAP NetWeaver ;-) message into the world, appreciated to have met all my SAP friends  (aka SAP family) again and still feel honored to be part of the SAP Mentor program and by that meeting very interesting people. So that’s why I’m still suffering from the SAP TechEd hangover ;-) A short look back to last week helps me getting over it. To do so I will use Twitter . Let me share some alternative Top 10’s with you. SAP InnoJam Madrid Twitter Top 10 With the help from TwUniverse  by  Martijn Linssen  I could analyse all the #InnoJamMa tweets. Here are the results. 1. Greg Chase ( @gregchase ) with 46 tweets (8%) 2. Fred Verheul ( @fredverheul ) with 36 tweets (6%) 3. Ivan Femia ( @ivanfemia ) with 32 tweets (6%) 4. Tim Guest ( @timtheguest ) with 30 tweets (5%)

Interview on #sitNL and #sitBRU

During SAP TechEd Rui Nogueira interviewed both Martin Gillet and me on the SAP Inside Track events we are organizing with fellow enthusiasts. SAP Inside Track Netherlands ( ), November 26, 2011, Eindhoven. SAP Inside Track Brussels, 2012, Brussels. A replay is available at the SAP Technology Innovation Show (episode 006).

SAP InnoJam Madrid interview

My colleague Roel van den Berge got interviewed by Rui Nogueira on the SAP InnoJam, a prequel to this years SAP TechEd event.

Why you can't find me at SAP TechEd

What can I say, busy days ahead ;-) Green - where I have to say or do something Orange - reserved hands on sessions Blue - SAP Mentor sessions Purple - sessions I am interested in Please join me at: EXP479 , Scrum and SAP, magic? Only at Hogwarts? PMC165 , Build system centric processes using combined SAP NetWeaver BPM and PI offering. (supporting as SAP Mentor) EXP592 , Scrum and SAP, magic? Only at Hogwarts?

SAP TechEd 2011 Top 10

Next week we can experience the SAP TechEd in Madrid . Time to do a session analysis. Based on the titles from the 278 scheduled sessions I created the SAP TechEd 2011 Top 10 . (1, 1, 1) SAP NetWeaver (66 sessions) (2, 2, 10) BusinessObjects (30) (7, -, -) Mobility (19) (-, -, -) HANA (16) (3, 3, 6) ABAP (15) (4, 5, 4) BPM (14) (8, -, -) PI (14) (5, 4, 5) BI (11)  (-, -, -) Portal (10) (-, 8, 3) Java (8) Between brackets results from ( 2010 , 2009 and 2008 ). It will be no surprise that Mobility is hot, very hot. This year on nr. 3.  And *BANG*, out of nowhere on nr.4 we have HANA . Well, well, Java is back in the list again. Who would have expected that after the kiss of death ;-)  And what about the portal , 10 scheduled sessions on the SAP Portal, where some of us have stated that the portal died. Bit strange that Sybase (6, -, -) has only 6 scheduled sessions. Probably contained within the mobile sessions. Also strange that Microsoft (10, -, -) ended u